Music4Life fundraising and financial information

Music4Life benefits from the financial support of corporations, foundations, individuals, service organizations and others who care about “kids,” “instrumental music” or “education.”

We hold fundraisers throughout the year and work closely with our community-based Program Management Teams (PMTs) comprised of local community leaders to produce other local events. Coordinating with our PMTs, we hold fundraising events that support our mission throughout the year.

We are largely dependent on donors who give us used musical instruments. If you have a trumpet, clarinet, flute, violin or other musical instrument and realize that its “highest and best use” may be to put it back into play, please contact us. We also are glad to accept financial donations of up to $200 – or more, if needed – to repair these instruments.

Oversight of Music4Life is by an independent Governing Board of prominent local volunteers. Financial resources are used to repair donated musical instruments and pay for such things as the printing of brochures and other documents, filing fees, accounting and tax services, production of our digital newsletter called Quarter Notes, insurance, travel to pick-up and deliver instruments, and other costs for producing the Music4Life initiative.

The President/CEO is the only “staff” of Music4Life. He is under contract for $1,200 per month for the considerable amount of time he devotes to the cause. He is paid exclusively from a special reserve set-up by the Governing Board and devoted to this purpose.

Find more information in our 2015 Annual Report